Downtown Atlanta will soon look a little more like London, after a decision by city council members on Monday to allow the construction of a 20-story Ferris wheel similar to the popular London Eye on the banks of the Thames River.
The “SkyView Atlanta” wheel, which will be less than half the height of the London Eye, will be re-located from Pensacola, Florida, to a spot near Centennial Olympic Park, which was constructed for the 1996 Summer Olympics.
Two St. Louis developers purchased the wheel a year ago and moved it from Paris, near the Louvre museum, to Pensacola, said their spokesman, Jason Evans.
The move to Atlanta is designed to attract more riders, Evans said, adding that no tax dollars would be used for the project.
Unlike open-air Ferris wheels, the Atlanta ride will feature climate-controlled gondolas that can seat up to six people at a time.
The wheel should be in place and ready to open in about three weeks, Evans said, and visitors will pay $12 to $14 per ride.
“I think it’s a winner for us,” City Councilman Kwanza Hall said. “It’s something we’re not spending city money on. We’re not using city property. These are private developers who are making an investment in this part of town.”
The London Eye averages more than 3.75 million visitors a year, according to the company that operates it.
Hadyn and Devyn Robertson are identical twin brothers. Having trained and worked for Vydden Leighton’s Traveling Circus years now, the pair of sixteen-year-old acrobats are one of the big top’s biggest draws. They rely completely on one another during their red-hot performances,where fast reflexes and constant motion are required to keep them save from harm.
But how strong can their act be when one brother seems to be in love with every boy he meets and the other only has eyes for one person: his twin.
Hadyn wonders if it truly is wrong to fall for the only person he’d had looking out for him his whole life. Devyn finds new boys to entertain him at every stop along the way, while he works hard to get through the next show.
However, this time when the carnival rises from the parking lot of a suburban strip mall, it really will be some kind of freakshow.
And now I’m finding out Yahoo did buy Tumblr? Oh will today’s travesties never end!
Random thought #152
I apparently need to follow more people here on tumblr so my dashboard is filled with more penis.
Note: I do recognize how awkward this sounds when posted just above shota.